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The LLC Team

Deborah Meehan, Co-Executive Director

Deborah is the founder and executive director of the Leadership Learning Community (LLC) a learning network of over 4,500 people who run, fund and study leadership development. LLC challenges traditional thinking about leadership and how it is developed promoting models that are more inclusive, networked and collective.  Deborah has over 20 years of experience in the leadership development field. She created a consulting services arm of LLC and has conducted evaluations for national and international leadership programs, produced leadership scans and literature reviews, worked with program staff and graduates to map and activate graduate networks; and made leadership program design recommendations on behalf of 30 foundations that include a broad range of small, large, regional, state and prominent national foundations.  She has been the lead on four collaborative research publications on race, networks, collective impact and larger scale change.

Deborah graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Psychology. Prior to founding LLC, Deborah worked in the field of disability rights and employment. She was launched into the leadership field as a Kellogg National Leadership Fellow. Deborah and her two adult daughters are proud residents of Oakland, CA where they enjoy easy access to the ocean, redwood forests, great food and diverse cultures. 

 

Ericka StallingsCo-Executive Director

Ericka Stallings is the Co-Executive Director of the Leadership Learning Community (LLC) a learning network of people who run, fund and study leadership development. LLC challenges traditional thinking about leadership and supports the development of models that are more inclusive, networked and collective. Prior to LLC, Ericka was the Deputy Director for Capacity Building and Strategic Initiatives at the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), supporting organizing and advocacy and leading ANHD’s community organizing capacity building work. Ericka also directed ANHD’s Center for Community Leadership (CCL) which provides comprehensive, support for neighborhood-based organizing in New York City. At ANHD she formerly directed the Initiative for Neighborhood and Citywide Organizing (INCO), a program designed to strengthen community organizing in the local neighborhoods. Before working at ANHD she served as the Housing Advocacy Coordinator at the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), managing its Immigrant Housing Collaborative. In addition, Ericka co-coordinated the NYIC’s Immigrant Advocacy Fellowship Program, an initiative for emerging leaders in immigrant communities. She received her undergraduate degree from Smith College, studied International and Intercultural Communications at the University of Denver and Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University.

 

Kyle ShimamotoOperations and Project Manager

 

Bella CelnikSpecial Projects Manager